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UD is for you!

What can UD do for you?
    Learn how a UD certificate can benefit you!              ACCESS Center
             Certificate Information Sessions                email: access-advise@udel.edu
             • Get your questions answered
                                                             Free academic counseling and career exploration.
            • Meet instructors and graduates                 In-person and phone appointments are available at:
     • The sessions are free—refreshments served               Professional and Continuing Studies Resource Center
           See back cover for more information.                850 Library Avenue, Suite 200, Newark
                                                               Mon., Tues., and Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                               Wed. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Certificate programs
www.pcs.udel.edu/certificate/                                ACCESS counselors can provide:
• Gain practical knowledge and skills
• Earn a University of Delaware credential in a short time   Educational planning
• Ideal for those who want to move ahead in their careers      • Discover University degree options and resources
                                                               • Identify your goals and develop a plan to achieve them
Credit courses                                                 • Unofficial evaluation of transcripts
                                                             Career exploration
• Earn your degree
• Advance in your career and enrich your life                  • Explore new careers
• Take classes in the daytime, evening or online               • Learn more about yourself through computerized
                                                                 career assessments tools*
                                                               • Develop a personal career plan
Customized learning solutions
www.pcs.udel.edu/organizations/                              Other student services
• Help your organization achieve its training and              • Registration assistance and payment processing
  employee development goals
                                                               • Information on disability accommodations
• Put the University of Delaware to work for you
• On site, relevant and cost effective                         • Information on University policies
                                                               • Information on financing your education

                                                             * Materials fee charged for some assessments

UD is for you!
302-831-7600 • 866-820-0238 (toll-free)
continuing-ed@udel.edu • www.pcs.udel.edu
    Through Professional and Continuing Studies,

                    the University of Delaware extends its

                       vast resources, research, technology

                                                  and knowledge to you!

    In this issue...                                                                    Career enhancement
                                                                                        Degree completion
                                                                                        Customized learning
    3     Business Analyst Certificate
    3     Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
    4     Financial Planning Certificate
    4     Strategic Human Capital Management Certificate
    7     Project Management Certificate
    7     Advanced Project Management Certificate
    8     Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate
    8     Paralegal Certificate
    11 Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety Certificate
    11 Clinical Trials Management Certificate
    13 RN Refresher Online


    17 UD Online

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Division of Professional and Continuing Studies,
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716.
Alan Bernardo
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate graduate
“I decided to pursue Six Sigma certification to prepare myself for different
opportunities that may present themselves in my organization. This skill
set will be beneficial for process improvement that can be applied in all
aspects of business within—and even outside of—my organization.
“This program presented Six Sigma methodology in a way that was easily
understood, with real world examples. The faculty were very friendly,
approachable, accommodating and great mentors. They have continued
to reach out to the class members to share useful tools even after the
class has finished.
“The Six Sigma methodology has changed the way I approach things in
my work, and in general. I have only been in my current role less than a
year, and I had the chance to speak to the leadership team about apply-
ing some Six Sigma methodologies in my area of the organization.

“All in all, I consider the whole experience valuable in
all aspects of my career; both now and my future
goals in the workplace.”
Alan Bernardo works in Bank of America’s Risk and Recovery Operations
Unit. He completed the University of Delaware’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Certificate in 2010.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                                                                                                 Fall 2011 • 3

Business Analyst Certificate                                               Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
www.pcs.udel.edu/analyst/                                                  www.pcs.udel.edu/sixsigma/

• Endorsed by the International Institute of Business                      • Learn to create real value-adding improvement in
  Analysis (IIBA)                                                            any business process
• Meet the education requirement for your Certified                        • Increase customer satisfaction and business
  Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP) designation                        performance while reducing costs
• Join a growing field that can springboard to other                       • Grow your potential and increase your value
                                                                           It’s not just about “getting ahead.” It’s about getting ahead and staying
A business analyst bridges the “understanding gap” between an              there in today’s fast-paced, highly-competitive business environment.
organization and its technology, functioning as a type of translator.      All business processes must be under continuous scrutiny to keep
Business analysts facilitate communications among an organization’s        them competitive, and an organization needs a highly-skilled team
stakeholders in order to find out what their needs are, and turn those     of process improvement professionals to keep their processes at peak
needs into measurable IT requirements and solutions.                       performance levels. This means very low defect rates, the lowest
                                                                           possible cost of production or service delivery, highly predictable
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE                                                      performance on an everyday basis, the ability to deliver exactly
This certificate is offered in collaboration with CAI, an                  what customers want, when they want it and to rapidly adjust as
IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider (EEPTM). The                             customers’ needs change.
certificate is approved for 42 Professional Develop-                       Mastering Six Sigma techniques can be the key to an organization’s
ment hours (PD hours) for initial certification and                        success at achieving these goals.
42 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) for recertification.
                                                                           ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
This certificate is designed to provide the skills needed to effectively
design business solutions and communicate those solutions to an            • This program presents both the problem-solving form of Six Sigma
                                                                             (the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control or DMAIC
organization. This includes effectively writing and reviewing detailed
                                                                             model) and Lean methodology to give the student a comprehensive
functional specifications, as well as developing and testing systems
                                                                             set of skills and tools
based on those requirements.
                                                                           • Realistic in-class exercises enable students to practice the tools
Topics include:                                                              and techniques
• Understanding and defining an organization’s needs                       • Students prepare and present a “project defense” to help them
• Gathering information to clearly define business requirements              prepare for typical certification procedures
• Documenting requirements for use by all stakeholders                     • Basic statistical concepts are presented, however there is minimal
• Analyzing, verifying and validating requirements                           emphasis on mathematical calculations
• Creating a framework for successful requirements management
                                                                           WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
  and communication
                                                                           • Anyone who wants to continuously improve work processes
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?                                                    • Project and quality managers
• Business analysis managers                                               • Statistical analysts
• IT, development, project or operations managers
                                                                           TIME TO COMPLETE: 8 weeks
• Business, technical or systems analysts
• Requirements engineers                                                   LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE
TIME TO COMPLETE: 14 weeks                                                 PRICE: $2,495, textbooks included. (Information on discounts and
                                                                           financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)
LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE
                                                                           4.8 Continuing Education Units
PRICE: $2,295, textbooks included. (Information on discounts and
financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)

4.2 Continuing Education Units                                               CERTIFICATE INFORMATION SESSION
                                                                             Thursday, July 21 in Wilmington
                                                                             See back cover for details.

                     www.pcs.udel.edu/certificate/ • 302-831-7600 • continuing-ed@udel.edu
4 • Fall 2011                                                                            PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Certificate in Financial Planning                                           Strategic Human Capital Management
Co-sponsored by Lerner College of Business and Economics                    Certificate
www.pcs.udel.edu/fp/                                                        www.pcs.udel.edu/human-capital/

• Meet the education requirement for your CFP®                              • Be a strategic leader in your organization
  designation                                                               • Earn 43 strategic and general recertification credit hours
• Join the high-demand financial services field                             • Add value to the bottom line of the business
• Learn from practicing professionals
                                                                            The concept of human capital management is re-shaping today’s
Financial planners use their knowledge of investments, tax laws and         human resources field with the philosophy that an organization’s
insurance to help individuals solve financial problems and achieve life     investment in people is what creates increased value, empowerment,
goals. They may assist their clients with retirement and estate planning,   innovation, new growth and better bottom-line results. In this evolving
funding for college, and general investment options, or they may            field, human resources professionals have an opportunity to transform
specialize in specific topics such as tax law or risk management.           their own role, and their department’s, into that of strategic business
Demand for financial planners is growing as baby boomers plan for           partner with a seat at the table where critical decisions are made.
retirement and as an increasing number of ordinary individuals seek
                                                                            ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
the advice of financial planning professionals to help them make
informed financial decisions.                                               The University of Delaware’s Strategic Human Capital
                                                                            Management Certificate has been approved for 43
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE                                                       (Specified-Strategic) recertification credit hours
The University of Delaware’s Certificate in Financial Planning is           toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through
registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.         the Human Resource Certification Institute.
(CFP Board). CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the              This certificate program is designed to help human resources
most recognized professional certification for financial planners,          professionals strengthen their business acumen:
demonstrating expertise in the field and adherence to rigorous
                                                                            • Strategically manage business partnerships
standards. As a CFP Board-Registered Program, successful completion
                                                                            • Oversee the human capital (resource) function
of this program satisfies CFP Board’s education requirement, allowing
                                                                            • Help the HR professional play a key role in the organization meeting
an individual to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. For more
                                                                              its goals
information on requirements for the nationally-recognized CFP
certification, visit www.cfp.net/become/.                                   WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?                                                     • Human resource professionals or liaisons
                                                                            • Business managers
• CPAs
                                                                            • Process owners leading a process innovation or new project
• Insurance professionals
                                                                            • Project managers
• Attorneys
                                                                            • Administrators or managers
• Financial advisers
• Those wishing to enter the financial planning field                       TIME TO COMPLETE: 16 weeks
TIME TO COMPLETE: 12 months                                                 LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE
LOCATION: Newark campus                                                     PRICE: $2,295, textbooks additional. (Information on discounts and
                                                                            financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)
PRICE: $4,595, textbooks included. (Information on discounts and
financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)                    4.5 Continuing Education Units
19.2 Continuing Education Units

                                                                             CERTIFICATE INFORMATION SESSION
  CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING                                          Thursday, July 21 in Wilmington
                                                                             See back cover for details.
  Thursday, August 11 in Newark
  See back cover for details.

                     www.pcs.udel.edu/certificate/ • 302-831-7600 • continuing-ed@udel.edu
Mark Nehra
Certificate in Financial Planning graduate
“I enjoy helping people uncover their financial goals
and implement a plan to meet them. Many people
believe their means may be too modest to warrant
engaging a financial professional, but I have found
that once they’ve begun the process, they are
pleased with the decision. Nearly everyone can
benefit from the process.

“The instructors in UD’s Certificate in
Financial Planning bring real-world
experience to the program’s educa-
tional concepts, and the case analysis
methods give students the opportunity
to develop their skills. I also liked the
fact that the same group of students
were kept together for the duration
of the program, to complete the
certificate as a team.
“The financial industry became my second career
after retiring with 32 years in the chemical industry in
various managerial and technical roles. Without
question, being a graduate of this program benefited
my career and no doubt contributed greatly to my
company’s decision to offer me my current position.”
Mark Nehra, CFP®, is an Investment Adviser Represen-
tative for MetLife’s Independence Wealth Strategies,
an office of MetLife. He completed the University of
Delaware’s Certificate in Financial Planning in March
2008 and passed the CFP exam in July 2008.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166. Securities products
and investment advisory services offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI) (member
FINRA/SIPC) and a registered investment adviser, 111 Continental Drive; Suite 305,
Newark, DE; 302-738-0888. MLIC and MSI are MetLife companies.
Ginny Kucharski and Anthony Michael Tridente
Project Management Certificate graduates
Ginny says: “My son Anthony recently completed the Project
Management Certificate and thought it would be a useful
credential for me. The instructors were very knowledgeable,
flexible and, most of all, very approachable. Even if I had a
question today, I would not hesitate to reach out to any of them.
Taking the course has already helped me in my current position,
and my hope is that it will allow me to step into a more formal
project management role.”
                            • • • • •
Anthony says: “As a young professional you learn very quickly
how important it is to differentiate yourself. Competition is stiff
and those that get ahead are usually the most proactive. I have
always had an interest in project-oriented work so I enrolled in
the certificate to learn about formal project management and
give my resume a boost. I benefited from the actual coursework
as well as hearing other class members share their experiences
related to project management. The class has really helped
shape the way I approach projects and tasks in the workplace.”
Ginny Kucharski is an administrative coordinator at AstraZeneca.
She completed the Project Management Certificate in Fall 2010.
Anthony Michael Tridente is currently a tutor in the University of
Delaware's English Language Institute, and a Press and Policy
Intern in the office of Delaware Governor Jack Markell. He
completed the Project Management Certificate in Spring 2010.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                                                                                              Fall 2011 • 7

Project Management Certificate                                            Advanced Project Management
www.pcs.udel.edu/project/                                                 Certificate
                                                                          Co-sponsored by Lerner College of Business and Economics
• Meet the education requirements for your Project
  Management Institute (PMI®) credential
• Acquire skills to manage any project, large or small                    • Expand your knowledge as a project manager
• Hands on training in Microsoft Project                                  • Gain hands-on experience with advanced tools
Successful companies and organizations in every sector use project        • Increase your value to your organization
management to achieve breakthrough results. The powerful and              • Earn 42 Professional Development Units
versatile tools of project management are transferable to any work
environment, and can be used to manage any project, no matter
                                                                          ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
how complex.
                                                                          The Advanced Project Management
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE                                                     Certificate features in-depth tools and skills
The certificate is designed to help you                                   that every project manager needs—
develop practical skills for managing single                              financial control of projects, project risk assessment and risk
or multiple projects, both large and small.                               management, negotiation, and conflict management and resolution.
This certificate is a great starting place to attain the Project          Extension and development of new skills in the management of
Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Professional             virtual teams, advancement of project maturity, standardization of
(PMP®) designation. The University of Delaware has been approved          project management in companies, and organization for project
as a Registered Education Provider by the Project Management              management are included. Advanced training in the use of Microsoft
Institute (PMI®).                                                         Project is incorporated into these sessions and case studies.
• Understand the project life cycle and the role of the project manager   This hands-on, practical certificate not only provides instruction in
• Manage your time, budget and project team more effectively              advanced project management skills, but also requires participants to
• Learn to develop and use a Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt chart        practice application of universal management requirements in working
  and network chart                                                       with and through others. Participants will work in teams on several
• Capstone project                                                        cases and exercises in which they interact with other participants,
Participants must have computer skills and the ability to navigate file   make presentations and prepare written reports. The instructors are
directories, save and open files, copy and paste and be familiar with     all experienced with projects and their respective areas of expertise,
Microsoft Windows functions.                                              and bring pragmatic information and insights to the classroom.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?                                                   WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
• Newly promoted or aspiring project managers                             • Individuals who have a project management certificate from the
• Experienced project leaders interested in achieving the next level        University of Delaware or elsewhere
  of management skills                                                    • PMI® Project Management Professional or Certified Associate in
• Project managers seeking an entry into the Project Management             Project Management certificate holders needing Professional
  Institute’s PMP certification process                                     Development Units
                                                                          • Experienced project managers
                                                                          TIME TO COMPLETE: 14 weeks
LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE
                                                                          LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE
PRICE: $2,295, textbooks included. (Information on discounts and
financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)                  PRICE: $3,495, textbooks included. (Information on discounts and
                                                                          financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)
4.2 Continuing Education Units
                                                                          4.2 Continuing Education Units

 Thursday, July 21 in Wilmington
 See back cover for details.

                     www.pcs.udel.edu/certificate/ • 302-831-7600 • continuing-ed@udel.edu
8 • Fall 2011                                                                           PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate                                         Paralegal Certificate
www.pcs.udel.edu/legalrn/                                                  www.pcs.udel.edu/paralegal/

• Build on your nursing expertise and take on an                           • Create a new career path
  exciting new role as a legal nurse consultant (LNC)                      • Advance in your current position
• Enter a dynamic, collaborative and recognized                            • Network with experienced attorneys
  nursing specialty
• Gain the knowledge and skills to land a rewarding job                    Working under the supervision of an attorney or under permission
                                                                           granted by statutes, paralegals fill a vital role in the legal community.
  or start your own consulting practice
                                                                           Their functions include legal interviewing, legal research, drafting of
                                                                           legal documents and law office administration. Professional opportu-
Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) combine their clinical experience
                                                                           nities for paralegals and legal assistants include private law firms,
with knowledge of legal theory and the litigation process to provide
                                                                           corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate and
valuable expertise in legal cases involving medical issues.
                                                                           title insurance firms, banks, community legal service programs,
LNCs may work in independent practice, or may be employed by law           government agencies, consumer organizations and the courts.
firms, insurance companies, government offices and risk management
departments.                                                               ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
                                                                           For more than 30 years, the University of Delaware’s Paralegal
                                                                           Certificate has been preparing legal assistants and paralegals in the
In this program, registered nurses become familiar with legal theory       region. The certificate provides participants with knowledge in the
and the overall litigation process, including how to review legal cases,   following areas:
evaluating the merits of cases, writing legal reports and the impact of
                                                                           • American system of law
legal theory on the medical and judicial systems. The certificate also
                                                                           • Court systems and procedures
provides valuable review for LNCs currently in practice who are
                                                                           • Legal research and writing
preparing to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC)
                                                                           • Rules of citation
examination administered by the American Association of Legal
                                                                           • Litigation process
Nurse Consultants.
                                                                           • Tort law
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?                                                    • Contracts
RNs with three or more years of experience interested in broadening        • Criminal law
or changing their career paths. Proof of current license and documen-      WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
tation of nursing experience must accompany application. To
                                                                           • Anyone wishing to change careers
download the application, visit www.pcs.udel.edu/legalrn/.
                                                                           • Anyone wishing to enter the field of law and legal services
TIME TO COMPLETE: 5 months                                                 • Anyone with legal experience wishing to earn a valuable credential

LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE         TIME TO COMPLETE: 11 months

PRICE                                                                      LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE
$3,600, due upon acceptance of application. Textbooks are an
                                                                           PRICE: $3,100, textbooks additional. (Information on discounts and
additional cost. (Information on discounts and financial aid:
                                                                           financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)
                                                                           23.4 Continuing Education Units
16.2 Continuing Education Units

                                                                             CERTIFICATE INFORMATION SESSION
                                                                             Thursday, July 21 in Wilmington
                                                                             See back cover for details.

                     www.pcs.udel.edu/certificate/ • 302-831-7600 • continuing-ed@udel.edu
Rolonda Goodman
Paralegal Certificate graduate
“I entered the Paralegal Certificate program because I have always
been interested in the law and I thought this would be a good
way to see if it was something I wanted to pursue full time.

“A major positive of this program are its teachers.
They were all very approachable, and because
they work in the field currently, everything
covered in the program is current and relevant.
Work/life balance was certainly considered in
the structure of the class—most of the people
in the class had a job, children, or both.
“To someone considering the program, I would highly recommend it.”
Rolonda “Rhodie” Goodman completed the University of Delaware’s
Paralegal Certificate in 2010 and is currently employed by a law firm
in Wilmington.
Connie Parker, BSN, RN, CDONA/LTC, LNC
Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate graduate
“The Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate appealed
to me because I was interested in entering a new
avenue of nursing. I also wanted to learn more
about the legal issues in the medical/nursing
arena so that I could educate the nursing
department in my current position as director
of nursing in a long term care facility.
“The program faculty was excellent. They were all currently
practicing in their areas of expertise, so they were able to bring
current experiences to the classroom. They were very open to
suggestions and discussions, and encouraged students to express
their ideas.
“The information I learned from the program has been great. Also,
due to the education and certificate, I have been able to market
myself as a Legal Nurse Consultant. I have consulted on a few
cases to date and I hope to grow in the LNC arena in the future.”
Connie Parker is director of nursing at Milford Manor Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville, MD. She completed the University
of Delaware’s Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate in 2010.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                                                                                              Fall 2011 • 11

Health Care Risk Management                                               Clinical Trials Management
and Patient Safety Certificate                                            Certificate
www.pcs.udel.edu/risk-management/                                         www.pcs.udel.edu/ctm/

• Earn up to 90 nursing contact hours from the                            • Move up the career lattice to achieve the Certified
  Delaware Nurses Association                                               Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) credential
• Improve your knowledge of the risk management                           • Gain a complete perspective of the clinical trials process
  process                                                                 • Interact with industry professionals
• Influence change through patient safety
                                                                          The potential opportunities in the field of clinical trials management
• Enter a growing field                                                   range from the principal role of the investigator to the supportive
                                                                          tasks surrounding regulatory compliance, scientific writing, marketing,
The field of health care risk management has grown dramatically over
                                                                          and retrieval of accurate and reliable data for submission to regulatory
the past few decades, leading health professionals to new and excit-
                                                                          agencies. Clinical trials professionals are employed in a variety of
ing roles and responsibilities. Over time, the field has broadened to
                                                                          settings, including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology organi-
include utilization review and quality assurance systems. This new
                                                                          zations, medical device companies, contract research organizations,
model provides health care organizations with risk managers who are
                                                                          hospitals, educational institutions and as independent contractors.
focused on patient safety as the guiding principle, as well as measure-
ment of quality outcomes.                                                 ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE                                                     The Clinical Trials Management Certificate covers:

The certificate addresses the following key areas of the field:           • A broad overview of the new product development process in
• An overview of risk management in the health care setting                 today’s environment
• The role of risk manager                                                • The logistics of the site management process
• Legal and regulatory issues                                             • Data management principles
• Enterprise risk management                                              • U.S. regulatory and legal implications
• State and federal regulations                                           • Safety and auditing
• Corporate compliance                                                    • Marketing a product
• Risk issues in non-health care settings
                                                                          WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?                                                   • Professionals who have a strong science and/or health care related
• RNs                                                                       background
• Legal nurses (LNCC)                                                     • Nurses
• Quality/utilization review nurses (CPHQ)                                • Pharmacists
• Safety officers                                                         • Medical technologists
• Other health care professionals                                         • Physicians

TIME TO COMPLETE: 4 months                                                TIME TO COMPLETE: 4 months

LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE        LOCATION: UD Downtown Center, 8th and King Streets, Wilmington, DE

PRICE: $2,650, textbooks additional. (Information on discounts and        PRICE: $2,295, textbooks included. (Information on discounts and
financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)                  financial aid: www.pcs.udel.edu/career/info/financial/.)

9.0 Continuing Education Units                                            4.2 Continuing Education Units

 Thursday, July 21 in Wilmington
 See back cover for details.

                     www.pcs.udel.edu/certificate/ • 302-831-7600 • continuing-ed@udel.edu
LeFaye Yurick
RN Refresher Online graduate
“It’s hard for me to believe, but I had been away from nursing
for 27 years! With our household in need of some additional
financial support, I decided to return to my ‘first love,’ and it
was the right time to reactivate my RN licensure.

“The online format of UD’s RN Refresher
Course was great. Class accessibility was
so easy, and I also enjoyed the ability to
‘replay’ the instructors as needed, in the
lecture videos. And I loved taking my
textbooks to the beach and reading them
there while listening to the waves! The
support of the faculty, the online class
discussions, and the online class overall,
were wonderful.
“To complete the clinical nursing hours, I was able to find
a participating hospital facility that was not too far away
from where I live. My clinical site preceptor was wonderful,
patient and encouraging, and remains my friend.
“Since completing the program, I’ve already returned to
active nursing, working for Compassionate Care Hospice,
and for Bayada Nurses, and I love it.”
LeFaye Yurick is a registered nurse who completed the
University of Delaware's RN Refresher Online program
in 2010.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                                                                                      Fall 2011 • 13

RN Refresher Online                                                       UD customized learning
www.pcs.udel.edu/rnrefresher/                                             solutions
• Update your nursing knowledge and skills                                www.pcs.udel.edu/organizations/
• Reinstate your license or earn contact hours for
  license renewal                                                                                    The University of Delaware’s
• Online format provides anywhere, anytime access                                                    customized learning solutions
                                                                                                     help organizations achieve their
Have you been out of active nursing practice and wish to update your                                 training and development goals.
competence and return to a clinical setting? Do you need to meet a
continuing education requirement in order to renew or maintain your                                  • Customized training
nursing license? The University of Delaware’s RN Refresher Online is                                   on topics your
designed to help you expand your nursing options.                                                      organization needs
• Latest updates in nursing care and management presented by                                         • Online instructional
  experts in the field
• Self-paced learning activities and resources complement content
                                                                                                       design services to enhance
  presentations                                                                                        training programs
• Preceptored clinical experience in your home community
                                                                          • Coaching to build skills and boost productivity
• Learner support available via web, email, phone and fax
• Upcoming course start dates:
   June 7, 2011
                                                                          When you put UD to work for your organization, you
   September 7, 2011                                                      benefit from:

Early registration discount offered.                                      • Nationally-recognized faculty with expertise in strategic
                                                                            leadership, change management, marketing, finance and
To find out more about the program, please complete a pre-
                                                                            much more
advisement questionnaire at www.pcs.udel.edu/rnrefresher.
                                                                          • Professionals skilled in the design, delivery and assessment
The RN Refresher Online Course is an educational program co-provided
                                                                            of learning programs
by the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing
Studies and Bayhealth Medical Center’s Department of Education.           • On-site delivery at your organization or in one of our
                                                                            state-of-the-art facilities

                                                                           “Coming on site and being with us was key.
                                                                           This class was about us, with us, and for us.”
                                                                           —Sean Kriner, Sales Leader, ING Direct

                                                                          For over two decades, we have provided customized
                                                                          learning solutions to numerous organizations, including
                                                                          ING Direct, State of Delaware agencies, AAA Mid-Atlantic,
                                                                          Wilmington Trust Bank, WSFS Bank, SDIX and Hagley
                                                                          Museum and Library.

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                                                                          How can we help your organization?
                                                                          To discuss customized training,
                                                                          contact George Irvine, 302-831-7858
                                                                          or girvine@udel.edu or visit
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Classes for academic credit
                                                                                                  Course Spotlight
                                                                            Just a sampling of fall semester courses...
   • Complete your degree
                                                                            ANTH 101 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
   • Take courses to further your career
                                                                            Major ideas and areas of study in social and cultural anthropology.
   • Study subjects you’ve always wanted to explore                         Use of ethnographic data and film to illustrate the anthropologist’s
   • Take classes in the evening or during the day...                       view of societies in their sociocultural and ecological dimensions.
     in Newark, Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown or online                     BISC 110 Viruses, Genes and Cancer
                                                                            Biology of normal and malignant cells, and current knowledge
QUALITY EDUCATION                                                           of the genetic lesions causing malignancy. Environmental and
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from its    inherited factors contributing to one’s risk of cancer, and
founding as a small private academy in 1743, to the research-intensive,     prospects for prevention. Standard and innovative means for
technologically advanced institution of today. The cornerstone of           detection and treatment of cancer.
UD’s excellence is its exceptional faculty, including internationally
                                                                            BUAD 100 Introduction to Business
known authors, scientists and artists. Alumni tell an outstanding story
                                                                            Survey of basic business concepts designed for the non-business
of achievement, from the first class, which included three signers of the
                                                                            major. Topics covered include business organization, management,
Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution,
                                                                            marketing, operations research and finance.
to the more than 140,000 living alums who are making vital
contributions to the world—in science, business, education, the arts,       EDUC 411 Introduction to Education Technology
policy, health care, the environment and many other areas.                  Comprehensive overview of the field of educational technology.
                                                                            Aligns the principles of how people learn with technological
                                                                            tools proven effective across the disciplines. Identifies and
                                                                            compares national and international standards frameworks and
Course schedules for some degrees are designed so that you can              introduces the educational technology knowledge base of
complete all requirements with late afternoon and evening classes.          researched best practices for improving results.
Accelerated summer and winter sessions also help you get the most
out of your time. Courses are offered in several locations throughout       MATH 113 Contemporary Mathematics
the state. You can take courses practically anywhere or anytime,            Application of scientific methods to investigate phenomena.
through UD Online. You are not limited to evening and online classes,       Solution of various real-world problems using appropriate
though. As long as you have the prerequisites, all University courses       mathematical methods. Topics include descriptive and inferential
are open to continuing education students on a space-available basis.       statistics, probability, management science, optimization via
                                                                            analysis of models, coding information, social choice and decision
                                                                            making, and size and shape.
                                                                            PHIL 202 Contemporary Moral Problems
A wide variety of courses are offered in the evening and online. Here
                                                                            The application of philosophical techniques to contemporary
is just a small sample of what is available to you as an adult student:
                                                                            moral problems such as abortion, punishment, biomedical ethics,
   • E-Learning                         • Nutrition Concepts                reverse discrimination and sexual morality.
   • Ethics                             • Art of Tibet
   • United States History              • Basic Landscape Design
   • World Religions                    • Statistical Methods
   • Calculus                           • Appreciation of Music

If you are 60 years of age or older and a Delaware resident, you may
pursue a University of Delaware degree without paying tuition. You
must apply and be accepted (matriculated) into a full- or part-time
degree program to qualify. Visit www.pcs.udel.edu/credit/over60.html

                                                                Advance your career • Earn your degree • Enrich your life
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                                                                Classes begin August 30.
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     • Degrees are currently offered in bioinformatics and
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                   or call 302-831-2741.
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                                                                            advisement, career counseling,
                                                                            or information regarding
                                                                            student services, our ACCESS
                                                                            Center counselors and staff are
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                                                                            achieve your education and
                                                                            career goals. To get started,
                                                                            make an appointment to speak
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                                                                            We offer day, evening and
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Lauren Minite
UD Online distance learning
“I have always been involved in acting, but it wasn’t
until after completing my freshman year at the
University of Delaware that I decided to move to
California and give it 100% of my effort. I did not want
to take time off from school or transfer to another
college—I loved the University of Delaware!
“I lived in California for my entire sophomore year and
five months of my junior year, and ultimately received
a film role. Between auditions, small jobs, and filming,
it would have been impossible for me to attend
scheduled classes, so the flexibility was essential:
I would go out and film a scene and then go back to
my trailer and watch a lecture or work on a paper. It
was so easy to fit into my schedule.

“I would recommend UD Online to
anyone, especially professionals who
do not feel they have the time to go
back to school or can’t afford to stop
working in order to complete school.
The professors are wonderful, the
University is so accommodating and it
was truly a wonderful experience for me!”
Lauren Minite is a 2010 University of Delaware
graduate. She is currently teaching middle and high
school classes, including theater, at a private Christian
school in Olney, MD, while pursuing a master’s degree
in school counseling. “A Warrior’s Heart,” the film she
worked on while a UD student, will be released in 2011.
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UD Online

The University of Delaware is a recognized national leader in the use     It means convenience and access. Continuing your education is no
of educational technology. An unparalleled campus technology              longer dependent on time and place. It means that you can continue
network supports and enhances learning and enables students to            your education even if you are far away from campus or your
connect to ideas, people and information throughout Delaware and          schedule can’t accommodate traditional class locations and times.
around the world. Numerous awards recognize the University’s              Classes, discussions with your professor and library research all can
electronic campus and its achievements in technology and distance         take place when and where YOU choose.
learning.                                                                 We invite you to join the other UD Online distance learning students
UD Online offers students the opportunity to take more than 150           who are continuing their education with the University of Delaware.
different University of Delaware courses using a variety of distance      UD Online brings the University of Delaware to you.
learning technologies. Courses are delivered using an online learning
management system which allows students to access course                  READY TO REGISTER?
information and requirements.                                             • www.pcs.udel.edu/reg/credit/
UD Online courses are taught by campus faculty and have the same
requirements as their on-campus counterparts. There is no distinction     NEED MORE INFORMATION?
on transcripts or diplomas between on-campus and distance courses.        • www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/
“I can tell you that UD Online students are getting exactly the same      • access-advise@udel.edu
version of the course as the in-class student, and they’re responsible    • 302-831-2741 or 302-831-8843
for the same information as the on-campus students,” explains one
UD Online instructor.
UD Online courses may include the following instructional
                                                                                       Is online learning right for me?
technologies and methods: videostreamed class lectures, podcasts,
video clips, audio components, guided readings, chat rooms,                 The overall commitment needed to complete a distance learning
interactive web activities and threaded discussions. Instructors are        course is usually comparable to the time and work involved in
available to assist students via email, by phone or in person as            successfully completing a traditional face-to-face course.
specified on each course syllabus.                                          Distance learning requires students to be self disciplined, well
                                                                            organized and have strong time management skills in order to
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU AS A CONTINUING                                  be successful.
It means quality instruction. The University of Delaware offers
an impressive collection of educational resources. Its faculty includes
internationally-known scientists, authors and teachers. In addition,
the staff of the UD Online office is committed to helping you be
successful and is readily available to assist you.

Search for courses now!
View the UD Online catalog by visiting
www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/search/ for
• course offerings by semester
• sample course syllabi • course demonstrations
• delivery methods • instructors’ home pages            !  We bring the University to you!
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      Visit www.pcs.udel.edu/students/
 to read about these students’ experiences.   Learn how a UD certificate can benefit you!

                                              INFORMATION SESSIONS
                                              Register and pay in full for a Fall 2011 certificate at or before
                                              the information session and receive a 10% discount.

                                              Thursday, July 21, 2011
                                              6:00 p.m. (program begins at 6:30 p.m.)
                                              Doubletree Hotel, 700 N. King Street, Wilmington
                                              Call 302-831-7600 (reservations requested)
                                              • Business Analyst                   • Legal Nurse Consultant
                                              • Clinical Trials Management         • Paralegal
                                              • Health Care Risk Management • Project Management
                                                and Patient Safety          • Advanced Project Management
                                              • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt          • Strategic Human Capital Management

                                              Thursday, August 11, 2011
                                              6:00 p.m. (program begins at 6:30 p.m.)
                                              Newark campus
                                              Call 302-831-7600 (reservations requested)
                                              • Financial Planning

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